A feisty Vancouver homicide detective tracks down the most cunning of killers by trying to figure out the often unexpected motive to the crime.

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Series cast summary:
Kristin Lehman ...  Detective Angie Flynn / ... 52 episodes, 2013-2016
Louis Ferreira ...  Detective Oscar Vega / ... 52 episodes, 2013-2016
Brendan Penny ...  Detective Brian Lucas / ... 52 episodes, 2013-2016
Lauren Holly ...  Dr. Betty Rogers 52 episodes, 2013-2016
Warren Christie ...  Sergeant Mark Cross 27 episodes, 2014-2016
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A Vancouver based murder has just occurred and been discovered. At the beginning of each episode, not only is the victim(s) identified to the viewer, but also the killer(s). The disparate group of Vancouver Homicide detectives, with help from the Coroner's office, have to wade through the evidence which will lead them through the more often than not less than straightforward path to discovering the killer(s) and his/her/their motive. That motive often is not fully understood by the detectives until they catch the killer(s). One of those detectives, quick witted and acerbic tongued Angie Flynn, often has the competing priority of raising her son, Manny, as a single mother. Written by Huggo

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

23 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Мотив See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Motive premiered immediately following Super Bowl XLVII, on February 3, 2013 on Canada's CTV network. Its 1.23 million viewers made it the #1 Canadian series premiere of the 2012/13 season. See more »

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Followed by The Dark Corner (2013) See more »

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Easy on gore, great entertainment
3 April 2013 | by kinochickSee all my reviews

Finally a crime series that mixes dry humor with great entertainment. I like the "Columbo" - like twist to the plot where the audience is introduced to the killer and the victim right at the beginning of the show, and the subsequent logistics used by the detectives to convict the perpetrator.

Another thing I enjoy about 'Motive' is that it is less graphic, compared to other crime shows. For instance, I think 'Criminal Minds' is a great series, however it is much heavier into the blood and guts scene, which can be gross, and a turn-off at times.

After watching a Motive episode, I look forward to the next one, which I cannot always say about many other similar shows offered.


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